- Pub Date : Feb – 2022
- Author : Ruchika Soi
- Publisher : Penguin
- Category : Non-fiction/True Crime
- Binding Type : Paperback
- Price : 399
- ISBN: 9780143454441
- Extent: 256
ABOUT THE BOOK
Gitanjali met Randeep Singh Taneja at a farm party in Delhi. He called himself ‘Randy’. He flirted with her; she resisted. She was a single mother, a divorcee, and Randy was five years younger. They became friends, went for walks in Lodhi Garden, had coffee in Khan Market, and he asked her hand in marriage. She refused, he beguiled her, they fell in love, and she said yes.
The couple moved to London and this is where the first signs of trouble began. Away from all that was familiar to her, Gitanjali began to notice that Randy was not all that declared to be. Random phone calls from women who claimed to either be his wife or his girlfriend, a child who called him ‘Papa’, photographs of Randy with other women, multiple cell phones…and for all this he had reasonable explanations that left her with no room for doubt.
Gitanjali thought she knew her husband. That is until she hadn’t opened his cell phone and found out about the many lives he was leading across the world.
This book is a dark and gripping story about a marriage gone wrong. It is a cautionary tale of how we may think we know someone when we really don’t.
Beguiled is a true story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in New Delhi, Ruchika did her undergraduate studies in History at Lady Shri Ram college and obtained her Bachelor's of Law at Delhi University. She worked at the news magazine India Today before getting enticed into the world of art. Ruchika gained her qualifications in Art History at the British Museum, UK and the National Museum, New Delhi. After working at Bowring's Fine Art Auctioneers, New Delhi, she went on to curate exhibitions in India and abroad to promote emerging artist. Over the years she contributed articles pertaining to art and culture in many travel magazines.
An avid reader, who also enjoys long walks on the beach, Ruchika is most in her element exploring rock-cut architecture in places that are off the beaten track.
Presently she can be found conducting tours at various museums in Delhi, happy to be sharing knowledge and ensuring her audience leaves with a piece of 'Incredible India' etched in their mind